STAGED READINGS OF FIVE NEW SCRIPTS IN DEVELOPMENT
Enjoy a first look at some of the incredible works in development with the Citadel's Acclerator New Play Development project! All readings will take place in the Rice Theatre at the Citadel.
No ticket required, all Staged Readings are by donation to the 2021 Collider Festival!
SATURDAY MARCH 28
BREAK HORIZONS by Kim Senklip Harvey
Saturday March 28 // 10:00am-12:30pm
Gravitating around an Indigenous women’s healing lodge, this ceremony follows 5 Salish Matriarchs, the Mothers of the animal worlds, and a dimension-bending shifter as they work together to reclaim all species’ rights to exist with dignity and freedom. Harvey, who comes from the Syilx, Tsilhqot'in, Ktunaxa, and Dakelh Nations, is an inspirational advocate for Indigenous-led artistic practices. As part of this collaboration, the Citadel along with Vancouver’s Arts Club have committed to supporting this commission through a de-colonized new play creation process developed within a Living Treaty.
THREE SISTERS by Holly Lewis featuring music by Anton Lipovetsky
Saturday March 28 // 3:30pm-6:00pm
Imagine Chekhov’s Three Sisters meets The Office, set in today’s northern Canada. The Prozoroff sisters used to be an up-and-coming indie band but now they are trapped, far from the city, in a life built on compromise. Will they risk everything they have for a chance at the life they want? A play with original music that asks big questions about change - what inspires us to move forward and what keeps us where we are.
ALMOST A FULL MOON by Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman and Hawksley Workman
Saturday March 28 // 7:30-10:00pm
Commissioned by the Citadel, Almost a Full Moon is inspired by the beloved Christmas album by Canadian singer/songwriter Hawksley Workman. The play incorporates Workman’s songs in three storylines that chase in and out of different ages of Christmas, love, and family, winding together for a timeless story.
SUNDAY MARCH 29
JANE EYRE by Erin Shields
Sunday March 29 // 10:00am-12:30pm
One of literary history’s great characters brought to life by one of Canada's most exciting playwrights. A sharp, witty, modern feminist dive into Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece, which will have its World Premiere in the Citadel’s 2020/21 Season.
ASL Interpretation provided.
PARIS, SK by Kenneth T. Williams
Sunday March 29 // 7:30-10:00pm
Part murder-mystery and part examination of a struggling community, this new work by Williams puts the challenges of the streets and the corruption of politics side-by-side. The question might not be whodunnit, but rather what really is going on? Paris, SK is presented in partnership with Script Salon.
WORLD PREMIERE OF THE GARNEAU BLOCK
See it during Collider Festival!
Friday March 27: 7:30pm *See a post-show event below!
Saturday March 28: 1:30pm
Saturday March 28: 7:30pm
Sunday March 29: 1:30pm
Adapted by Belinda Cornish
Based on the Novel by Todd Babiak
Directed by Rachel Peake
The play is a smart and funny adaptation of Todd Babiak’s much beloved, very Edmonton story, which will leave you questioning how well you truly know your neighbours.
MEET THE TEAM BEHIND THE GARNEAU BLOCK!
Friday, March 27 // 10:00pm-12:00am
Rice Theatre at the Citadel
Following the Friday, March 27th performance of Belinda Cornish's new comedy based on the acclaimed Todd Babiak novel, join us for a post-show conversation with the team. Get a first-hand view of how one of Edmonton's literary gems was brought to life on stage.
Admission is free, no ticket required
OUTSIDE OF THE CITADEL
SNEAK PEEK: THE CAVE
Backstage Theatre at ATB Financial Arts Barns (10330 84 Ave NW)
Thursday March 26 // 7:00-8:30pm
In partnership with Edmonton’s Fringe Theatre, participants will get a sneak peek behind-the-scenes look at their new immersive production The Cave by Jessica Peverett, with contributors Effy Adar, Nasra Adem, Nikki Hulowski, Suzie Martin and Ben Stevens, directed by Murray Utas.
Pre-registration required. Click here to book your free ticket!